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We pick and choose, take and leave, approbate and reprobate in a breath.

The Stadtholder was too wary a politician to approbate immediately so sweeping a proposal, and referred it to the States-General.

Among the adjectives similarly preserved are to whittle, to wilt and to approbate.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Latin approbatus, past participle of approbare "to assent to (as good), favor" (see approve). Related: Approbated; approbating.

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